Speaker Date Topic
Dark-Mixer for World Polio Day Oct 22, 2019
Gary Gilberg Oct 29, 2019
Social Stigma of Depression-Mental Illness
Pete Etchart Nov 05, 2019
Washoe County Schools
Washoe County Schools

Pete Etchart, Chief Operating Officer for the Washoe County School District (WCSD)

Pete is a fourth generation Nevadan who is a graduate of the University of Nevada with Bachelor’s Degrees in Renewable Natural Resources and Civil Engineering, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.  Prior to coming to WCSD, Pete was previously employed in both the private and public sector including being the Engineering Manager for Stantec Consulting and the City Engineer for the City of Sparks. 

In his position as the COO for WCSD, Pete oversees Capital Projects, Facilities Management, Nutrition Services, and Transportation with a staff of approximately 1,200. He and his wife Vickie are the parents of two adult children. His interests include traveling, fitness, finance, and being active with the Midtown campus of Life Church.

David Baker, MD Nov 12, 2019
Heart Health
Meghan Ochs Nov 19, 2019
Skiing is Believing
Dark-Thanksgiving Week Nov 26, 2019
Brendan Schneider Dec 03, 2019
Wintertime Air Pollution
Wintertime Air Pollution

Brendan Schnieder is an Air Quality Specialist for the Washoe County Health District Air Quality Management Division (AQMD). He is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Science with graduate level work in UNR’s Community Health Sciences. Brendan joined AQMD in 2010 as a graduate Public Service Intern and was hired in his current role in 2012. As an Air Quality Specialist, he is responsible for how the 9 million air quality data points are gathered, analyzed, and disseminated to the public, EPA, and researchers. This data is then used to plan how to reduce emissions from everything including wood stoves, vehicles, and industry with the overall goal to improve public health in the Truckee Meadows. He is currently the Secretary of the Eastern Sierra Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association.


Brendan and his wife, Falon, are parents to Ethan (age 8) and Whitney (age 4). His family can’t get enough of Disneyland, skiing, swimming, and cheering on the Wolf Pack.

Annual Club Christmas Party Dec 10, 2019 5:30 PM
TBD Dec 17, 2019
Larry Burton Dec 17, 2019
Achievement Beyond Obstacles
Dark-Christmas Eve Dec 24, 2019
Dark-New Year's Eve Dec 31, 2019
Kelli Seals, Washoe County Health District Jan 07, 2020
Vaping and Second Hand Smoke Exposure
Paul Pace Jan 14, 2020
Don't Return It Auction Jan 21, 2020